Friday, 29 August 2014

Die Cutting your toppers…

 

 

Morning all, I have 2 art pad cards to share today

This first one was made for us by the lovely Amanda Stokes who helps make samples for our shop 

This cute image is in the new Penguin Pals pad and the sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes set

 

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This next card is one that Mary J made, this cute little girl is also available as a stamp called Christmas Treats but Mary used the topper from the Vintage Christmas pad

The papers are from T’was The Night and another sentiment from our popular Christmas Wishes set

 

Christmas Treats and Papers - Mary

A few of you have asked about die cutting our new toppers. Some of the images are a little bit smaller but when you take into account how many extra you get for the same money we thought it was a good compromise. With 60 images in each pad for just £6.00 with free worldwide postage they are a fantastic buy.

There are two images on each page in the new pads and they will still fit in many of the basic shape dies or look great just used as a square or rectangle with no die cutting necessary

I’ve chosen these two cards today because they are perfect examples of how to get round it if the die you want to use is just a bit too big. Mary and Amanda both used a circle die that was a little bit larger than the image and offset it. Amanda cleverly disguised the flat edge with a sentiment on her card  and Mary placed the image to one side. Mary often does this with her cards even when it’s not necessary and I think it’s a great effect

Hope that’s given you a bit of inspiration, I’ll have a few more cards to show you using the new art pads in the coming week. I have a new Sketch for tomorrow and then on Sunday it’s the last card from our August guest designer Vicky so make sure you stop  by over the weekend

As always we’ll have our daily giveaway so leave a comment each day if you want to be in the draw for some candy! Congratulations to our winner from Wednesday, it’s you IleanaA so please send your address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk

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Enjoy your Friday crafters, see you tomorrow

 

78 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, I've just started making my Christmas cards, and the art pads are just brilliant. I like making small cards and they are just perfect, the paper pads are great too, they all mix a match perfectly and I was able to stock up when I visited your shop recently.
    Chris xx

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  2. Beautiful cards and papers! x

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  3. Already treated myself to some of the new pads, looking forward to creating with them. Cheers Sue x

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  4. Geat idea with the circles. Lovely cards as usual

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  7. Two beautiful cards. The off-set circle is very effective.
    Toni xx

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  8. Great idea and such lovely cards. Can't wait to get to the shop next week. Holly x

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  9. Oh that's such a clever idea, it looks so effective too.Sometimes fitting an image to the die size can be really difficult can't it . Another way to get round this that I have found is the stamping outside a circle idea which is described so wonderfully on your site With this you are just going down a size in the die shape but the image pops out the top. I use this all the time and it is really eye-catching. I sometimes use a larger circle in a contrast solid colour on the outside too and have been really pleased with the resultsThank you for showing me how to do it on your wonderful site
    Here is a link I hope.http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Basic_Stamping_Techniques.html

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    1. I've used that technique myself a few times Maria and it is very effective. I forgot we had that tutorial on there, thanks for the reminder!
      Anne x

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  10. Great examples! Lovely cards, :)

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  11. I love to diecut the toppers, great ideas for the flat edge thanks for that, two cute cards

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  12. Two gorgeous and beautiful cards
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  13. Adorable images and beautiful cards made with them. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Sue xx

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  14. Two lovely cards today and some good ideas.
    Sharon x

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  15. Great cards showing how versatile the pads are Anne and the off set circle is a super idea x

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  16. Brilliant cards today using the art pads. The new size of design works brilliantly for smaller cards and at this time of year it more cost effective in terms of postage costs.
    Lesley

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  17. Great tricks! And fab cards too! x

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  18. This is a great idea for the larger dies! Thanks for sharing as always. I will be home from my holiday today and look forward to doing some crafting again. Sonia x

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  19. Very pretty cards. The artpads are good, but i do struggle to use my dies. I'll have to try these ideas.

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  20. Wonderful cards!! I thin these art pads are very useful.
    Hugs, Sonja.

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  21. Mary's and Amanda's cards are so pretty and the art pads are sure very useful!

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  22. Lovely card today and I love the Art Pads. I have some of the Country ones with the Birds on and they have been very useful. To be hones love everything that LOTV does!

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  23. Super cards - I like the way the circles are off-set, it adds to the look of the cards

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  24. Hi All
    What cute cards and like the lay out on both I must invest on some of the art pads, hugs Sarah xx

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  25. Lovely cards and I just love art pad, can usually find a die to fit,xx

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  26. The cards are very cute. And the pads are very useful.
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  27. Gorgeous cards these images are so cute!

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  28. Great cards love both the designs so lovely Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  29. Two great cards and thanks for the top tips too.
    Lorraine

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  30. wauwww what a nice cards
    hugs rian

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  31. Two lovely cards and two very clever ideas to hide the straight edge on the die cut.

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  32. Two gorgeous cards, a great idea on how to hide the straight edges of the circle die cuts. Marlene

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  33. Great tips on the die cutting. Lovely cards

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  34. Awes images and papers and great inspiration.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  35. LOTV and the DT never fail, love them. Jane x

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  36. Just gorgeous thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. It's lovely to get some inspiration for quick Xmas card makes. Both cards are great! Fern x

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  38. I make A2 cards, so smaller images are perfect for me. Here in the states if you mail square cards the cost is more.

    Both of the cards are beautiful. I'd love to work in the shop. Heck, I'd like to visit the shop. Sigh................I don't think a trip to UK is in the future.

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  39. Gorgeous cards. The art pad images are fab. Great tip on the die cutting.

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  40. Beautiful cards. The images are perfect match with Christmas theme.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  41. Brilliant idea thanks for sharing that. Look forward to seeing more art pad ideas x

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  42. So cute and fab ideas to use the art pads xx

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  43. Two great inspirational cards, I love Mary's offset circle idea I will have to give that one a go
    Jackie x

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  44. I love both cards - the penguins are cute, but I particularly like the little girl with the holly and berries. These art pads are certainly good value for money. x

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  45. Two gorgeous cards.
    Lorraine x

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  46. 2 very beautiful cards here.
    Have a great week-end everyone.

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  47. Great cards. I love the images.

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  48. Wow!! Love both of these pretty cards!

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  49. Lovely cards! Thanks for the idea of using dies with the smaller but just as fabulous images. Debra x

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  50. Love both cards ~ what a great idea to off set the die TFS.
    Maggie x

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  51. I love that you showed us ideas on how to use diecuts that are a hair too big for the image. Thank you and I appreciate seeing these beautiful cards! Gorgeous papers, too. Hugs, Gail

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  52. Adorable images and beautiful cards!!

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  53. Lovely cards and adorable images.

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  54. Those are really great and helpful ideas, thank you!

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  55. beautiful cards!! lovely ideas..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  56. Lovely cards and great ideas!
    Rebecca.

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  57. Beautiful cards from these 2 ladies :-)

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  58. Love Mary's card... great layout idea!

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  59. Two pretty cards and congrats to your winner x

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  60. What a beautiful Christmas cards.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  61. 2 very special and cute Xmas cards.Huhs x

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  62. Love this idea. Usually the flat edge on my cards is because of an 'oops!' Nice to know I can 'plan' for it this way.

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  63. Two adorable Christmas makes.
    Hugs, Donna xx

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  64. Amazing cards, fab art pads x

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  65. Gorgeous cards and love the art pads for quick cards. Great value. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  66. Two super cards, love all the images but the penguins are a favourite!

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  67. Lovely cards and like the ideas of offsetting the dies.

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  68. Beautiful cards, I love how Mary does this, I've noticed it before and it looks great :D Adds a different look to a card in such an easy and fun way!

    Tanya xx

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